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The Big List of UK Poetry Publishers

The Big List of UK Poetry Publishers

You may only have heard of one or two of the larger poetry publishers in the UK, but there are actually a great many excellent small presses that producing everything from full-length collections down to short runs of beautiful hand-made chapbooks. You can find a […]

Literary List: Great Short Stories to Read Online

Literary List: Great Short Stories to Read Online

Here’s our literary list of short stories that are freely available to be read or listened to online. Great short stories are miniature miracles. When done well, they’re certainly a thing worth celebrating…

A Simple Guide to Commas

A Simple Guide to Commas

Of all the punctuation marks, the comma is among the most shrouded in doubt. Some prefer to omit this humble mark altogether for fear of misusing it, while others take a generous approach, scattering commas throughout their work. The truth is, however, that commas are really quite simple…

The Big List of UK Writing Competitions

The Big List of UK Writing Competitions

When it comes to getting your work noticed, there’s very little that’s better than having won or been shortlisted for a writing competition… and the odds of that happening may not be as long as you think. Every competition listed below produces one or more […]

Review: Give a Girl Chaos (See What She Can Do)

Review: Give a Girl Chaos (See What She Can Do)

Author: Heidi Seaborn | Publisher: Mastodon | Buy: Amazon | More: Goodreads Give a Girl Chaos (See What She Can Do) by Heidi Seaborn certainly lives up to its title. Each poem depicts chaos of a different form. Seaborn covers the chaos that ensues from […]

The Lit Mag Graveyard: And Other Poems

The Lit Mag Graveyard: And Other Poems

And Other Poems was a modest publication. When it was launched in 2012 by poet Josephine Corcoran the tagline was, “Simply a blog of poems”. This was an apt description: featured verses were presented there without commentary, decoration or unnecessary gilding. It was a simple, […]

Review: Junk by Tommy Pico

Review: Junk by Tommy Pico

Author: Tommy Pico| Publisher: Tin House | Buy: Amazon | More: Goodreads “I’m only interested in writing as long as you want to read in one sitting,” declares Tommy Pico in his 2017 book-length poem Junk, his third publication. Pico certainly writes in a way […]

Reasons for Rejection (Which Aren’t Just “It Sucks”)

Reasons for Rejection (Which Aren’t Just “It Sucks”)

Rejection is never fun – especially when it’s a rejection of a piece you’ve worked long and hard over. Whenever another “thanks, but no thanks” lands in your inbox it’s tempting to wonder if your story, poem, script, chapbook, or novel is just… no good. […]

Review: Flowers I Should Have Thrown Away Yesterday by Elisa Matvejeva

Review: Flowers I Should Have Thrown Away Yesterday by Elisa Matvejeva

Author: Elisa Matvejeva | Publisher: Eyewear | Buy: Amazon | More: Goodreads Flowers I Should Have Thrown Away Yesterday, is Elisa Matvejeva’s first collection published by Eyewear Publishing. Although she has been labelled as part of the “Insta-Poet generation”, I want to examine her work […]

The Big List of UK Literary Magazines

The Big List of UK Literary Magazines

Literary magazines. They’re strange beasts: beautiful, varied and often painfully short-lived. For poets and writers, however, they’re invaluable. Not only do they allow you to get a feel for the writing of your contemporaries, but they also represent one of the most accessible routes to […]